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I’m Bringin’ Doily Back!

(kinda like bringin’ sexy back, but more lacy)
I finally got around to painting my other bookshelf!

I used Beeswax by Valspar and Mark Twain House Grey Brick on the inside.
I love the DIY chalk paint method. The laminate coating on these bookshelves left me with few options. I this time I added more plaster of paris, it was like pudding! But it sanded out smoothly. Unlike my last DIY chalkpaint bookshelf I spray glued the fabric down to the shelves for a smoother look (no lace either!).



For those of you who have managed to forget what my book case used to look like:


Ugh back to the new:

I’m a book lover through and through, not that you can tell by looking at my house… ha!
The chicken bookends came from Kirklands (Christmas gift from my sister).  The milk crock was on my moms counter longer than I could remember, when she went to throw it out I screamed really loudly snagged it.

And yes. I’m bringing back the doily.

Everything on top was either gifted or thrifted! How cute is that strawberry milk glass dish? My newest acquisitions are the two embroidered birds.

I’ve got lots of embroidery in my house (you work with embroidery machines and see how much you bring home!) but it’s all done by machine. I love the detail on these hand embroidered birds. And I had no choice but to snap them up for 50 cents each!

My other bookshelf also got some doily love:

Do you see it? (and yes I’m still waiting for my milk glass chicken dish! tomorrow!)

Mr. Rooster approves.

You can even decorate your dog with one.

Comments

  1. Hi, Alecia

    It looks great and I love your chicken collection.

    Vanessa

  2. Lovely! Your dog is adorable :)
    The doilies never left my house lol
    Greetins from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

  3. Your doggie is cute, and looking very nice with the dollie. You did a great job on your shelf looks nice. andi thewednesdaybaker

  4. I’m with ya, Girl. Bring the doily back!! I have so many my grandmother made and I love them. Thanks for the ideas of displaying them.

  5. Great job on your shelf! I love the dog shot. :)

  6. I love doilies and just pulled out two today. Your doggie is the best way your showcased your dollies. What a cute one! Loving your chicken collection. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  7. Everything looks great-even your dog

  8. Ha,ha love your dog! The bookcase looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. Oh, what a cute post! Love your bookcase and the way you’ve dressed it. I too love doilies. Your doggy is adorable all doilied up! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Glad to see you using doilies. My daughter loves them and I give all of mine to her. My Mother and Sister crocheted all the time. Doilies are so refreshing and make things pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. Glad to see you using doilies. My daughter loves them and I give all of mine to her. My Mother and Sister crocheted all the time. Doilies are so refreshing and make things pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  12. I really like how you draped the doily over the edge of the wicker basket and I laughed when I saw that you put it on your dogs head(something I’d do and plus they love the attention!) Thanks for linking this up last weekend at Sunday Blog Love, I’m a little late on leaving a comment but wanted to leat you know this will be featured as the most viewed link! I hope you’ll stop over again this weekend if you haven’t already done so and share again! Wishing you a wonderful week!

  13. Love your shelf and love how you’ve displayed all your books and things. Great work! Yes, I have to agree your dog is such a cutie!

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